Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Low Calorie Low Fat Banana Muffins

I had some very ripe bananas and wanted to make something with them. I went on a search for a low calorie banana muffin. Google is a wonderful thing! This recipe came up and is originally from The stats are awesome as is with only 75 calories and .5 grams of fat per muffin. I went a step further and used Splenda instead of sugar and did half whole wheat flour half white flour. With those two changes it makes each muffin 64 calories (according to They turned out yummy and moist. Even my 6 year old liked them!

Low Calorie/Low Fat Banana Muffins
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup bananas, mashed
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup applesauce
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

2.Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together banana, sugar, egg and vanilla. Stir in the applesauce and vanilla. Stir banana mixture into flour until just combined. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.

3.Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool before serving. For best flavor, place in an airtight container or bag overnight.

Makes 12 muffins

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Baby Shower Fun

My cute friend down the street is having a baby boy later this month. Another cute neighbor one street over hosted a shower for her yesterday. I love baby shopping so when I saw this cute elephant outfit I had to get it. I then remembered the cute elephant stamp in the set Life's A Jungle I have and made a tag to kinda match. I've had to wait until after the shower to post it to not ruin the surprise of the gift.

The host asked me to do a game for the shower. I decided to do the tried and true Candy Bar Game. It is one of my favorites. My sister introduced it to me years ago and I've been doing it at every shower since. Each candy bar represents something about pregnancy or baby. You lay all the candy bars out on a tray for everyone to see for about a minute for them to study. Then you cover them up. You say the word or phrase and see who can match up the candy bar first. That person gets the candy bar.

Twins- Twix
Dr. Bill- 100 Grand
Epidural- Lifesavers
Baby Girl- Baby Ruth
Premie - Runts
Conception - Skor
Hospital Address - 5th Ave
Baby Boy- Oh Henry
Twin Boys- Mike & Ike
Nursing/Bottle- Milky Way
Contractions - Whoppers
Labor (or pregnancy) - Rocky Road
Empilical Cord - Twizzlers
Anethesiologist - Mr. Goodbar
You hope your Dr. doesn't have - Butterfinger
Baby without a name - Whatchaymacallit
A healthy baby has - Rolos
Triplets - 3 Musketers
Baby Daddy - Big Hunk

There are more you can find if you google baby shower candy bar game. These are just the ones I did at the shower this time.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Jack Pot In June!

Jackpot In June! Hit the jackpot and win free products OR grab a loaded goodie box for 50% off or more. Enjoy two types of deal days in June! Check my website every day for the latest offer! I’ll try my best to post the offer of the day here as well.

ON GOODIE BOX DAYS…. You can purchase one box filled with popular products at 50% or more off retail value! Each goodie box day will feature different surprise items, so you can score a wide variety of current and recently retired products.

ON JACKPOT DAYS….5 products will be offered for sale at discounted prices on my website One of the 5 products is the mystery jackpot item for that day. If you happen to order the mystery jackpot item, we’ll reward you with one or more FREE CTMH products, with shipping included on the free items! If you purchase 5 products, you’re guaranteed to hit the jackpot! There’s no purchase limit- if you order multiple secret jackpot items, we’ll send you the same number of free items.

Note: On goodie box days, only one goodie box and no other items may be checked out in a single transaction. And on Jackpot days, only the discounted items may be checked out in one transaction; no limit on discounted items per transaction.

Today is a Jackpot Day! 5 awesome level 1 kits are available for only $7 (30% discount). Hit the jackpot and receive Heavenly Blue ribbon rounds and Hollyhock ribbon rounds for free!

June Kit Of The Month

This month we celebrate dads and the other men in our life. The Bits and Pieces Card kit is more masculine and would be perfect to send our favorite guy a little note telling him how much we appreciate him. It is an all around versatile kit for any occasion really, so this month I am offering it in a kit, complete with brads to add a little dimension. The cost for 12 cards (3 of each design) is only $11! That’s less than $1 per card! If you’d like to step it up a notch, add a little distressing with our awesome inks for only $4.50 more for a grand total of $15.50. This offer is good until the end of June and this special price is only valid by ordering my phone or email. Additional shipping cost my apply if you are not in my local area. You can also purchase these items individually online. Item #’s are Bits & Pieces Card kit (X8624), Metal Brads (Z1217), & Distressing Inks (Z1296).